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Historia natural de la infección asintomática por COVID-19

Major Cause of Myocardial Injury by COVID-19

Major Cause of Myocardial Injury by COVID-19

The most common cause of myocardial necrosis in patient undergoing COVID-19 infection is microthrombi. These microthrombi resulted quite different in composition vs. thrombi obtained from COVID-19 negative patients and thrombi obtained from infected patients with ACS.  Myocardial injury is common in patients hospitalized for COVID-19 and has worse prognosis. Regardless its frequency, the mechanism and

Predilatación en TAVI ¿Datos definitivos para no complicarse tomando decisiones?

Predilation in TAVR and Myocardial Injury

Performing balloon predilation or valvuloplasty before a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may increase the incidence and magnitude of myocardial injury with new-generation balloon-expandable valves. Some papers argue in favor or against direct implantation, others remain neutral, but this research is the first one to express a different point of view. Historically, the biggest fear

Historia natural de la infección asintomática por COVID-19

Myocardial Injury in One Third of COVID-19 Patients

Roughly one third of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 have some degree of myocardial injury and this comes hand in hand with increased mortality compared against patients with no troponin elevation.  Even mild forms of myocardial injury, such as 0.03 to 0.09 ng/mL troponin elevation, is associated with close to 100% increase in mortality (HR: 1.75;

Historia natural de la infección asintomática por COVID-19

Cardiovascular Sequelae Associated with COVID-19

Myocardial injury, as defined by an increased troponin level, can occur due to both ischemic and nonischemic processes. Myocarditis would be an example of a nonischemic event. A severe, acute respiratory infection causing hypoxia, especially due to COVID-19, can cause this myocardial injury. Elevated troponin levels have been described in patients infected with COVID-19, with

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